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Constitutional Damages Worldwide
By: Ken Cooper-Stephenson, LL.B., LL.M., LL.D.
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Constitutional Damages Worldwide examines claims for damages for the breach of human rights provisions under constitutions around the globe, including claims for constitutional torts in the United States, claims under the English Human Rights Act, and claims under the New Zealand Bill of Rights. It covers case law from more than 30 jurisdictions, including Canada, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Caribbean, and also claims for just satisfaction under the European Convention on Human Rights. The book examines the sub-issues that arise in constitutional damages claims, showing how principles from tort law and human rights law can be integrated with constitutional provisions. Chapters focus on the state of mind issue, causation and remoteness, defences, and quantification of damages. Common features from different jurisdictions are noted, as well as some of the more significant variations. The book also explores the social, political and philosophical underpinnings of these claims. For research purposes, the book is indexed both to the different jurisdictions and also to the concepts involved. Also available as a hardcover.
About the Author
Professor Ken Cooper-Stephenson graduated from the universities of London and Cambridge in England, and has taught in the areas of tort law, damages, constitutional remedies, and legal theory. He has been researching in the area of constitutional human rights damages since the area began to develop internationally in the late 1980s. He was a longtime member of the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan in Canada (1971-2009), and in 2011 was appointed to the new law faculty at Thomson Rivers University, British Columbia. He has been an occasional visiting professor at other law schools around the world. He is the author of Constitutional Damages Worldwide, Personal Injury Damages in Canada and Charter Damages Claims, as well as numerous law review articles, judicial publications, and book chapters.